- Marina MORINI
APOSTD 2020 : Spermatogonia proliferation in the European eel : molecular mechanisms involved and their modulation by temperature
The 2-year international post-doctorate of Dr Marina MORINI, will be performed between France (BOREA, MNHN, Paris) and Spain (Grupo Acuicultura y Biodiversidad (GAB), Polytechnic University of Valencia, UPV) under the co-supervision of S. Dufour (France) and J. Asturiano (Spain). The project concerns the molecular and environmental mechanisms of the regulation of the first steps of spermatogenesis (spermatogonia proliferation), in the European eel, Anguilla anguilla. The European eel is an endangered species of biological and phylogenetical interests, of importance for aquaculture, but the reproduction of which is not controled yet. The objectives concern the identification of the molecular actors of the regulation and their phylogenetical evolution. The effects of water temperature and salinity will be studied in order to investigate the roles of environmental factors on eel life cycle and of the impact of climatic and global changes.